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Social Understanding, Gender and Sexuality – Professional Development [June 26-28, Chicago Waldorf School]

Professional Development Training for teachers, therapists, and engaged community members, with Lisa Romero and colleagues

This training will explore the contribution and struggles of the changing social structures around gender and sexuality affecting us all. It will help to bring an understanding of how to support the child/adolescent in these times and will also address some of the questions and challenges that adults experience. We will explore the anthroposophical understanding of being more than male and female and how to express the evolving pictures of gender and sexuality to students in primary and secondary school. It will also include the common struggles that are experienced during childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Supporting this aspect of the health and wellbeing of the individual child’s relationship to gender and sexuality results in greater resilience and confidence in their growing relationship to the wider community.  Professional Development Training for teachers, therapists, and engaged community members. 

Fees: $150 for active teachers, $250 for therapists and engaged community members.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:00 AM -- Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM

Chicago Waldorf School, 5200 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (map)

LISA ROMERO is an author and adult educator who has been delivering education enriched with anthroposophy for over 20 years. Her 6 books include 'Developing the Self,' written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Sex Education and the Spirit, written to support an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society, ‘Spirit-led Community,’ which introduces healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life. For several years Lisa was the lecturer of Health & Nutrition and Male/Female studies at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, where she continues to give lectures to the tutors on inner development. Since 1999 she has been presenting on the subject of gender, sexuality and spiritual life. She has been working with Waldorf schools as a part of their health and wellbeing curriculum, working directly with the students, teachers and parents on this theme. Lisa has contributed to and is an adviser on the Health and Personal Development for the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. She has developed training courses, and facilitates professional development on this subject for teachers and health professionals.

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